Asbestos Removal KingsgroveWe are Jim’s Asbestos Removals in Kingsgrove, and we would like to introduce ourselves as your local experts in the removal of harmful asbestos from your home. Asbestos exposure can be deadly; even the slightest trace can be a danger to you and your family. Jim’s Asbestos Removals can ensure that your home poses no health risk due to asbestos.
Where is asbestos usually found?
In the period from the 1950’s through to the 1980’s, asbestos was a popular construction material. It was fairly low-cost, it was strong and durable, and had good insulating properties. Construction companies had no idea how dangerous asbestos was. In 2003, the Government of Australia banned the use of asbestos as a construction material. If you have an older property, you may find asbestos used as wall insulation, and also as floor tiles, in the eaves of your roof and its linings, as well as ceiling board.
Asbestos was also commonly used, due to its low price and great durability, to construct buildings such as garages. These buildings are still in use today, with the owners unaware that asbestos was used in their construction.
What is the danger associated with asbestos?
To answer this question, we first need to clear up a common misconception about asbestos. Simply having asbestos in your home is a marginal health hazard. If left alone, the asbestos presents little danger. However, if it is disturbed, especially if it is cut or broken, it will release billions of small fibre particles into the air.
Asbestos dust is made up of many millions of small fibres, which can float in the air. These fibres, when breathed into the lungs, can cause a wide range of illnesses including asbestos-induced lung cancer (mesothelioma) which is fatal in most cases.
Why choose Asbestos Removal Kingsgrove
Here at Jim’s Asbestos Removals, we are your local experts in the handling, removal and disposal of harmful asbestos or asbestos based construction materials. We follow all the health guidelines for handling asbestos as laid out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Every member of the asbestos removal team is qualified to work with hazardous materials such as asbestos and will take steps to ensure that you and your family are protected from risk while working on your home. We take safety very seriously, both for our clients and for our employees.
How Jim’s Asbestos Removals tackles a job
When we are working in your home, the safety of you and your family is our utmost consideration. When we enter your home, before we start the process of removing the asbestos, we will clearly signpost the areas that will pose a health hazard until work is complete. After we have removed the asbestos, and also decontaminated the area of any asbestos dust, we will let you know that this part of your home is now safe to be used again. In many cases, it is a tradesman carrying out work on a property who first find the asbestos, and these tradesmen will now be able to continue with their work.
If you believe that there may be asbestos in your home, or workmen undertaking repairs or renovation have discovered asbestos, call Jim’s Asbestos removals now. We will arrange to visit your home to make an inspection, and then we will give you a free written quotation for the work of cleaning up the asbestos and making your home safe once again.